This Saturday’s Powerball sits at $68 million

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By admin September 1, 2017 12:03

This Saturday’s Powerball sits at $68 million

Nothing can be as good as playing Powerball jackpot this Labor Day weekend. Traditionally, Labor Day is the last summer getaway for families before the schools reopen. Now, while you are vacationing at any of your planned locations or just relaxing at home this weekend, Powerball jackpot can make your weekend memorable. Although it has rolled over for just two times since the last win, the prize of the Saturday’s Powerball jackpot drawing sits at $68 million.

While this may not seem big in comparison to the last win ($758 million), but surely it will have a significant impact on your life. As no one hit the Powerball jackpot in Wednesday’s drawing, Saturday’s Powerball jackpot will worth $68 million. The cash option for the jackpot is $43.2 million.

The winning numbers for Wednesday drawing were: 19, 28, 43, 67, and 69 with

Powerball: 7

Also, the Friday’s MegaMillions jackpot is worth $53 million. The cash option of the jackpot will be $33 million.

The winning numbers for Tuesday drawing were: 2, 13, 17, 35, and 73

Gold ball: 3

Moreover, each Powerball ticket costs just $2. You can easily buy the tickets online or from lottery retailers near you. You need to match all the five white balls (in any order) along with the red Powerball number. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1-in-292,201,338.  A total of 44 states along with Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands participate in Powerball draw. The drawings are held twice weekly, i.e. every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Claiming your winning

Most of the lottery players hire a financial planner as they don’t know how to handle or invest the windfall. Some also come with their lawyer to claim the winning. However, you have two choices while you claim your prize. You can either opt for full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years or choose lump sum amount which is lesser than the actual winning prize.

However, in long-term, financial experts say the lump sum is the best option to opt.

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